Houston, Our Alliance is Falling Apart
And it continues to do so, with the grand alliance about to fracture, the sides are forming to battle. Still, there was a vote to be made and the healers were still on the wrong side of the numbers. And it didn't matter that the grand alliance was falling apart. The healers were still screwed, with Cole receiving a large majority of the votes, becoming the ninth person voted out of Survivor: Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers.
Food, Fights, and "Forgeting" to Vote
The theme for Survivor this week was three F words, Food, Fights, and Forgetting to vote. After a reward challenge won by Chrissy, Cole, Devon, JP, and Ryan along with Joe who won without participating in the challenge. Leading into fights, the main fight was over an immunity idol when a clue was found by Cole, Chrissy and Ryan in that order. Ryan picked up the idol and Chrissy covered it back up with Cole fighting her for a supposed "idol". And Lauren with a secret advantage found at camp before the challenge, allowing her an extra vote by not voting at one tribal. Nobody noticed this even though there was a tie, regardless, Desi became the first member of the jury and the 8th person voted out of Survivor.
My Game Blew Up in my Face
And that it did. Ali's game was falling apart at this point. Losing almost all of her allies, her last hope was to make it to the merge and find new allies. For Ali, this plan didn't work as her tribe lost the immunity challenge and without allies on her current tribe, her impeding exit came to be as she became the final person voted out before the merge and the sixth person overall in an unanimous vote.
Welcome to the Playoffs
The merge is basically the Survivor playoffs. Like in sports, the most component players get in, and sometimes, a player or two that just squeaks by. Apparently, Jessica was that player that just got by to the merge. Riding her game with Cole, her game was all in one basket. The problem was that Cole was unpopular and with the Heroes and the Hustlers uniting together, they sent Jessica home as the seventh person voted out of Survivor.
My Game is Falling Apart
It doesn't matter who gets blame assessed to them, you need the numbers to actually go forward with that. Roark didn't have this, even though the blame got rightfully assessed on Chrissy for losing the immunity challenge. With Chrissy knowing that she's on the chopping block, she brought in her closest ally on her tribe Ryan. With his help, Ryan pulled in JP and the trio joined forces to blindside Roark, destroying Ali's game in the process, losing her closest ally in the process as Roark becomes the fifth person voted out of the 35th season of Survivor.
Alliances as of Week Five
Note: No Update Last Week Due to the Impending Tribe Swap
Your Annoying and Voted Out
Oh Patrick, you were fun to be around, key word, were. Eventually you became annoying to the rest of the tribe. This isn't helpful if you want to win. Survivor has three key elements, outwit, outplay, and outlast. To do this, you must have a strength, social, and a strategic game all at the same time. Patrick only had one of those, making him an easy target as he gets voted out unanimously by his tribe, becoming the third person voted out.
Your Advantage is Actually a Disadvantage
Joe went into tribal down on numbers, knowingly. With an idol in his pocket and trying to get people to vote for him, his plan worked to perfection. And to top it off, Devon received an advantage, that helped Joe instead of him. Devon's so called "advantage" revoked his ability to vote in tribal. With a tied vote possibly in the works and Joe playing an idol for himself, Alan is thrown under the bus and becomes the fourth person voted out of Survivor: Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers.
Alliances as of Week Four
Welcome to the New Season
Season 35 of Survivor divides the tribes into three groups based on traits, the Heroes tribe(courage), the Healers tribe(helping others) and the Hustlers tribe(tenacity). Each tribe started with six castaways on each tribe, the goal being to outwit, outplay, and outlast the other contestants for 39 days to become the 34th(Sandra Diaz-Twine won twice) soul survivor. This season is the fourth season filmed on the island of Fiji, and the third straight season.
Out of the Game Already
Her game lasted a measly three days, after being exiled from the majority of her tribe, Katrina struggled. Chrissy was thought at first to be her ally but ended up getting voted out by everyone on her tribe at the first tribal council, ouch.
Simone's story is similar to Katrina's, being the odd person out from her tribe and being unable to connect with them, causing her early exit as soon as she went to tribal. At least she wasn't the first overall player voted out.
Alliances as of Week Two
I Can't Take Back That Move
There goes my advantage. The only thing that will save Sarah now is her legacy advantage and others not seeing her as the largest threat. Now without her last ally and out of advantages, Sarah's last chance will be her wits. With Tai at the bottom and a jockey at the top, who will win Survivor: Game Changers.
Strategy To Win
Aubry: Hold position, get rid of Tai.
Brad: Win immunity or work magic to stay alive.
Cirie: Make some type of move to give a chance of winning.
Sarah: Don't be stupid, losing allies and advantages quickly.
Tai: Use idols wisely, vote out Sarah.
Troyzan: Stay alive, keep Brad in front of you.
Welcome to the New Age of Survivor
Sarah and her new alliance began to target Sierra and prevent the majority from realistically regaining the advantage, other plans were made. Andrea wanted to go after Zeke after her perceived betrayal of her. This came as the plan after Andrea won immunity and the minority alliance split the votes to prevent their own elimination. Against Sarah's wishes, Zeke was voted out by the rest of the majority and the minority failing to capitalize by splitting votes.
Andrea: Hold the alliance together, vote out everyone else.
Aubry: Hold position, get rid of Tai.
Brad: Get idol from Tai or Troyzan, otherwise put votes on others.
Cirie: Stay away from the drama, hold down the alliance.
Michaela: Stay with Cirie and her alliance.
Sarah: Vote out opposite alliance, keep advantage secret.
Sierra: Keep votes on someone else.
Tai: Use an idol wisely to regain a footing.
Troyzan: Don't give up idol, hold position unless vunerable.
I Found An Advantage, Kept It, and Turned The Game On Its Head
After the reward challenge, Sarah spotted and took the advantage at the sit-out bench that Michaela failed to notice during the challenge, which give the ability to steal a vote from someone else. The majority alliance was set to vote out Andrea as a strategic threat. Later, word got about Sierra's final three and Debbie's comments about it. Sarah then flipped on the Original Nuku alliance at tribal and voting Debbie out.
Andrea: Make amends with Zeke to gain the majority, then vote him out.
Aubry: Draw Tai into the alliance, then target.
Brad: Get idol from Tai or Troyzan, get votes on someone else.
Cirie: Lay low, in a good position.
Michaela: Don't alienate Cirie's alliance.
Sarah: Keep advantage secret, or use it in the next tribal.
Sierra: Draw votes to Brad or someone else, get an idol from Tai or Troyzan.
Tai: Use an idol wisely or get Troyzan to do the same.
Troyzan: Don't give up idol, other that getting votes cast against.
Zeke: Hold steady with the Original Nuku alliance.
This May Get Akward
Hali knew she's at the bottom and being targeted as the next person voted out of the game. Desperation continues to show for players knowing they're likely going home. So she offered to strip butt naked to prove that she didn't have an idol which the other players thought she had, but only if someone asked her to prove that. That threat turned out as empty as nobody asked and she became the first member of the jury.
The War Has Begun
The big moves go into motion, starting with Debbie. After Tai wins the immunity challenge, Debbie rallies Brad and Sierra's alliance to target Ozzy, due to his strength in challenges. Andrea and Cirie try to target Zeke as an alternative to Ozzy after being told by Sierra of his plans. This plan would've forced to go to drawing rocks as Ozzy would've failed to get a majority of the votes. Debbie used her extra vote advantage to vote out Ozzy outright, sending him to the jury.
Andrea: Join with Cirie and Michaela and get Tai in the alliance.
Aubry: Get Tai to join your alliance, stay off the radar.
Brad: Keep main target on Sierra, pick off opponents.
Cirie: Hold a strong alliance together against Brad and Sierra.
Debbie: Don't go crazy, in a good position.
Michaela: Form a closer alliance with Cirie.
Sarah: Lay low, the target isn't on her.
Sierra: Same as Brad, but put the target on him.
Tai: Keep Brad around and go after Sierra.
Troyzan: Stick with Brad, don't do something stupid.
Zeke: Sympathize with Tai to not get voted out.
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